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Newcastle manager Bruce warns Man Utd over Longstaff attempt

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce insists he wants to keep Manchester United target Sean Longstaff.

Bruce, who flew to China for the Premier League Asia Trophy to manage his first game as Newcastle manager, insists he's not going anywhere.

“He's a player we want to keep, he's had a remarkable rise," Bruce said. “He is everything you would want in a player, big and athletic and he handles the ball well.

“We've got to be mindful of the fact he's had a nasty injury, we've got to nurture him through pre-season so he is ready for Arsenal.

“He is the type of player you want to build your team around, I've only seen him for a day, but he has had an unbelievable rise. Very much reminds me of a Michael Carrick. I'm not aware that he is going to Manchester United, I'm not aware of that at all."

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